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I formatted, under linux, a floppy using FAT and copied a file onto it in order to copy that file to Windows. (It was actually the boot sector into a file linux.bin)
Anyway, while under linux I can see that /mnt/floppy contains one file 'linux.bin' but when I boot up Windows I see nothing.
On the other hand, I used the same disk to copy some files from Windows (some rpms I downloaded) without fomatting it. So now under windows I only see these rpm files.
However, when I boot up linux all I can see is that old 'linux.bin' file...
How can I share data between linux and windows using a floppy?
Another question: I'm trying to copy the redhat boot sector onto a file so I can add it to my boot.ini file under windows (so i can choose to boot linux and not have to use a boot disk). I'm doing this since I've been warned that letting grub sit on the MBR while XP is installed there might cause trouble.
When I run 'df' I see no /boot device. How come? In the installation I chose that grub should sit on the first sector of my linux partition, shouldn't that show up?
Originally posted by assaflavie When I run 'df' I see no /boot device. How come? In the installation I chose that grub should sit on the first sector of my linux partition, shouldn't that show up?
Did you create a separate partition for /boot during the install? If not, then it's included in your / partition.